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The Buzz on Alberta Bumble Bees

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
7 p.m.
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Time: March 5 @ 7 p.m.
Location: Online – Zoom
Price: By Donation

Big, hairy, and personable. Yes, we’re talking about Bumble Bees, of course. This species is a welcome, cheerful sight in any garden. Worldwide, there are about 250 known species of bumble bees; of those, 29 reside in Alberta.

How important are they in maintaining our ecosystems? What threatens them? Join us on March 5th for a night of online learning about Bumble Bees with expert Syd Cannings.

As a species-at-risk biologist for the Canadian Wildlife Service in Whitehorse, Yukon, Syd works on a variety of issues dealing with the assessment, listing, and recovery of species at risk from bumble bees to bears.

Since 2012, he has been a representative for the Canadian Wildlife Service on the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). In the more distant past, he was the curator of the insect collection at the University of British Columbia, but then moved to the B.C. Conservation Data Centre, as Program Zoologist, from 1991-2002. He is the author of a number of books (with his brothers and others), including British Columbia: A Natural History; The New B.C. Roadside Naturalist; and Geology of British Columbia: A Journey Through Time.

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